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Donovan Original 45rpm * MELLOW YELLOW * with Original Rare Picture Sleeve. Vinyl and Original Picture Sleeve are both in Like New Pristine Condition. Released on Epic Records 1966 Original First Pressing 5-10098 . Side A : Mellow Yellow , Side B : Sunny South Kensigton . It is rumored that the song "Mellow Yellow" is about smoking dried banana skins, which was believed to be a hallucinogenic drug in the 1960s, but this rumor has since been debunked. According to Donovan's notes accompanying the album "Donovan's Greatest Hits" the rumor that one could get high from smoking dried banana skins was started by Country Joe McDonald in 1966, and happened to occur three weeks before "Mellow Yellow" was released as a single. Thus, the misconception of the song's meaning soon followed its release.The song's title actually refers to the fact that Donovan had suffered from liver disease in the winter of 1966 and had become severely jaundiced. It has been rumored that Donovan's friend Paul McCartney whispers the "quite rightly" part of "Mellow Yellow", but this is actually whispered by Donovan. It is possible that Paul was in the studio crowd heard cheering at the end of the song but it has been contested whether or not Paul was there at all , to this day its still part of rock folklore and still remains a mystery. This is one of the 1960s most enigmatic hit singles , a rare collector's jewel , and an authentic piece of music history in Mint Pristine Condition. Visit these sites to learn more about the impact of this song > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye13q1Z_mRc > http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2554 > http://sniggle.net/banana.php . Email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.